(download the whole album here!) You might know Zali Krishna for his schlager crossover hit Windmills of Amsterdam, or perhaps for his acclaimed soundtrack to Miyazaki High School, but here are a few things that you might not know about Zali Krishna: * For many years Krishna was a professional golf coach to the likes of David Niven and Jack Palance. * In his spare time he buys up patents for some of the key inventions of the twentieth century. Amongst his collection are the Corby Trouser Press... Topics: zali krishna, entropy circus, avant schlager, experimental, glitch, scronk, pop, scandidrama,...
As a child, like most other children, I would go out the port with playmates and look at the freighters and yachts: some poised with their noses pointed towards the stars; others held in suspension fields and swarmed upon by maintenance automata. Other boys would whisper the well-rehearsed specifications of renowned vessels: The Skybreak Splatterlight, The Nord Modular, The Levi 501. Like all boys the recitation of large numbers would fill us with a sense of security. I gave lip-service to this... Topics: op-1, chiptune, coldwave, cybernetic serendipity, entropy circus, monorail, graz
Video feedback manipulations. The track Expansions is from the album Upon These Might We Brunch. http://www.archive.org/details/UponTheseMightWeBrunch-ZaliKrishna Topics: expansions, entropy circus, jazzgazing, zali krishna, video feedback, cosmology
Entropy Circus jam 22/07/06. Session for legendary Russian Bomonti Club Songbird night gig. Richard Guest - fretless guitar Mark Pilkington - korg and kazooka Zali Krishna - dano and drumbox favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: entropy circus, zali krishna, richard guest, mark pilkington, krautrock, can
Companion piece to 2008's Nand Gate recordings. Recorded & composed by Zali Krishna in Walthamstow 2005-2006 except track 2 with Richard Guest & Mark Pilkington in Kings Cross 2006. Track 3 features Mark Pilkington on electronics. Topics: entropy circus, psychedelic, zali krishna, experimental, krautrock, space, psychogeography, drone
In 1919 Herbert Matthews, the company architect for aviation pioneer Claude Grahame-White, built a quadrangle of neo-Georgian houses in Colindale near Hendon, North London, to provide accommodation for his employees. The estate was called Aeroville. This is not their story. All tracks recorded by Zali Krishna in Golders Green between 2009 and 2011, except track two, recorded in Stamford Hill 2008. Topics: psychogeography, aviation, vorticism, futurism, jazzgaze, modal, harmonic, volksong
Searchin' at The Black Heart 23/06/13. At the Gertrude single launch with Gertrude, The Commie Fags, Roshi Nasehi, Verity Spott & Dolly Dollycore. Searchin' at this gig were: Gemma Fleet - vocals Andrew Doig - bass Thomas Blackburn - drums Zali Krishna - guitar Recordin' by Lee McFadden. Topics: searchin', lighter wavin', groove, power ballad, vibe, psych, kraut
Zali Krishna & The Entropy Circus At The Nand Gate (2008) The most recent episode of the Entropy Circus saga. Three years in the making this album was informed by extensive gigging solo, as the Entropy Circus live band, as Raagnagrok, Oort and the Stellamarisdroneorchestra. Track 10 features Richard Guest on fretless guitar and Track 14 features Mark Pilkington in electronics. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: entropy circus, zali krishna
Recorded from March to July 2012, Kingfisher Blue is not a concept album. Recorded in Hoxton London, Kingfisher Blue is not a psychogeographical artifact. Kingfisher Blue consists of twelve tracks and runs for a little over thirty-five minutes. This much should be easy to say about its extension on the time axis. However, it is arguable that several of the tracks consist of more than one musical or conceptual object bolted together, and for all of their apparent unity when projected from two... Topics: modal, experimental, glitch, blues, not krautrock, psychedelic, pastoral, urban, hoxton, not...
"The foundations of the music lie in the guitar splashed with waves of electronics, and echoes of NEU!, Beefheart, The Residents and Hawkwind resound. But this definitely not derivative. Entropy Circus are surely digging their own canals and building their own dams." - dag luterek in FREQ. "in a perfect world, the name entropy circus would be as manna upon every lip...we do not live in a perfect world; thus the pleasure of musik such as this is reserved for the lucky few, all us... Topic: entropy circus
The Entropy Circus ended in 1995, and then again in 2000 and 2014. The end of the project was marked in 2014 by a track entitled The Entropy Circus which was intended as the apotheosis of everything that the title had represented. To a disinterested observer the distinction between the Vitreous Enamel Development Corp, The Benelux, The Benelux Circus, Royal Free Electric and Zali Krishna were Rizla-thin. To the disinterested observer they were little more than Krishna’s sense of history and... Topics: entropy circus, vaporwave, krautrock, shoegaze, kpop, electronica, jazz, musique concrete
Zali Krishna and the Benelux Circus Five kilometers out of Sommerwind the topography of the land is pulled into a series of ogive canyons, exagerrated into chevrons as they reach the escarpment of the Great Western Fault. On a sunny day, if you follow the ridge as far as Alium, a chain of inland lakes is visible opening and closing across the purple plains like a set of callipers or helices. Over longer periods of tectonic time, over aeons wider than those described by civilisations or... Topics: zali krishna, benelux circus, jazzgazing, psychedelic, experimental, digressive, cosmic, kosmische,...
Krishna plays electric sitar in the Mary Sheppard Lecture Theatre, Hendon campus. 31.07.08. Bootleg video by Lesley Curtis-Brown. Topics: zali krishna, raagnagrok, raga yuthanmi, drone, electric sitar, multimedia spectacular
"Stella Maris is the umpteenth release from Zali Krishna's Entropy Circus project. Analog death-disco metal-fusions meet spy movie multi-headed bossa motorisms while a dervish sky of arcing Teutonic guitar falls headlong into the LFO filtered dark night of the soul." A follow-up to the Stella Maris EP but with far more in common with the Entropy Circus material. Includes a strange death-madrigal(?) rebuild of "Ma Baker", moog-metal folkie weirdness (Attar) and shoegazey... Topics: drone, dronepop, experimental, entropy circus
Second volume of the Add Rhythm Sampler. Rob Loss & His Ill-Advised Monochord Orchestra - Serviceable Seasick Samba Now - Repurse the Pass Nil By Nose - What Would Compliment My Rhumba? Justin D Fink AKA The Castle - Father Captain Rides Again Static - Witch House Pino Masso - Rumbabarama Spaceship - The Last Gasp Iona Tanguay - Pear Drops at the Fair Silent Invisible Radiation - Do Not Hang With The Negative Zali Krishna - Clickbait Tom Furse - Discothèque Vimana Adrian Carter - O's Tango... Topics: found sound, latin. experimental, eclectic
Paddington Hardstare was recorded when I first moved back to Walthamstow in 1999. Very much in the psychogeographical camp at the time - I was writing pieces for Rob Marsden's Parasol Post zine where the flying Zali-Paddington image first appeared. As I wrote at the time: "harking back to the guitar sound (but mostly played on a spanking new danelectro!) of the v3.0 tape and reintroducing the lovely casio rz-1 drumbox. more instrumental than the the goats & the peacock and featuring a... Topics: lo-fi, experimental, post-rock, entropy circus, drone, psychogeography
In the trashed former ÖAMTC offices out near Wetzeldorf, earlier this year, the classic line-up of the Entropy Circus reunited to bring back the old magic. We weren't entirely sure what the old magic might be said to consist of, so we asked them about this during the mixing sessions at Soleri Mansions later in the day: KIRCHNER: It's hard to put your finger on it, isn't it? KRISHNA: Yeah, it's not easy to define. KIRCHNER: It's not even like it's in the machines. Sure, a lot of what we do is... Topics: symphonic, entropy circus, prog, baxboy, vocaloid, fuzz, krautrock, metal, free jazz, op-1,...
“Mr Elson?” I opened the front door to a crumpled man in an old overcoat. “Peter Elson,” he corrected me with an emphasis on the first name, as if to draw attention to some significance that I didn’t recognise, “I’ve brought the merchandise,” he indicated the Waitrose bag-for-life. “Come in, come in!” I led him into the living room. “Nice view,” he said taking in a sweep of East London new builds and unfinished high rises out of the patio doors, “how do you think they... Topics: galactic emperor blues, zali krishna, peter elson, chris foss, dune, foundation, vangelis, jarre,...
So here at last is Solomon Kirchner's debut release "Finchley in the Rain". Solomon has been my long time sideman on over two decades of Entropy Circus projects as well as being half of Europe's favourite sitar'n'synth duo, Raagnagrok. And it's a strange choice for a debut, being a cover version of a lost 1974 recording by Bromwich Ham (not to be mistaken with the near contemporary German fusion act Brummagem). Bromwich Ham were a progressive three piece put together by the notorious... Topics: prog, krautrock, rush, finchley, yes, bromwich ham, rayne keller
By the end of 2011 Zali Krishna was musically bankrupt. The last twenty odd years that had seen dabblings with electronica, post-pub-rock, proggazing, modal skiffle and the like had left his paltry offerings badly bent out of shape. The more pretentious observers would throw around hybridity, melange, pastiche and other apologia in his defence, but even they were having to admit that none of these critical Band Aids would prevent the balloon from imminent deflation. And so it was with Any... Topics: fusion, proggazing, riffless, entropy circus, zali krishna, guitar, fuzz, krautrock, urban pastorale
Following his victory in the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, Krishna found himself in a changed world. Within twenty-four hours both the stylist and hairdresser had left the team. “They were awful careerists,” Krishna told us, “both of them left for Japan. A band called Vow Wow had poached them from under my nose.” This betrayal gave Krishna cause to re-evaluate his life. “The spirit works in strange ways. There was something out of balance inside of me; at a fundamental level. I toured... Topics: mouth & macneil, eurovision, dio, vow wow, krautrock, prog, vangelis, jazz, zeuhl
Download album HERE! Krishna looks up from a small madiera with an expression of punchable unflappability, "what can I tell you about the new album? Well, I don't know. It's about fifty one minutes long," he chuckles, "my little joke!" Here in his headquarters in Golders Green, ornamented richly with rarest jades and marbles, the man who likes to call himself Krishna cuts a paltry figure: five-eight, barely eight stone, unshaven for a month, sporting an Imperial shooting...
02_Elements: In spring 2012, I began inviting players whose work I like to contribute improvised parts towards a long-term project with the working-title of 'Elements'. The intention was that each player contributes in isolation, without any knowledge about the other players taking part. After gathering a workable pool of these parts, I then began composing with these elements - processing, editing and such like - along with adding my own work. This is the eleventh of these pieces, comprised... Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Classwar_Karaoke/Classwar_Karaoke_-_0021_Survey/
Sunday afternoon improvisations for customised Danelectro with Gotoh sitar bridge, Korg ES1 MkII, Line 6 Otto Filter, Voh 1904 Wah, &c. The scale is based upon Raag Bihag, which is a bit like a major scale but it has a nice tritone twist. Topics: zali krishna, raagnagrok, raga jalfrezi, danelectro, filter filth, krautrock, popol vuh
The Benelux Circus 2001 album. "the benelux circus is the bastard hybrid of the found sound atmospherics & industrial jazz of the entropy circus and the quirky pop troubadourisms of the benelux." favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: the benelux circus, entropy circus, the benelux, zali krishna, post-pub rock
Three track EP recorded November 2003 at Telefonecomplex Studio E17 by Z.J.Krishna. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: krautrock, drone, experimental, free-rock, lo-fi, entropy circus
Diaboli (1992) is a key recording in the Entropy Circus mythos. Strange, violent and unrelenting. Here it has been combined with video feedback manipulations from 2010 which bring out some of its daemonic secrets Topics: entropy circus, zali krishna, krautrock, space rock, deep space, daemonic, video feedback, lsd
Raga Jalfrezi is an inauthentic raga for Jerry Jones Baby Sitar, DarkStar synth and loops. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: improvisation, drone, experimental, psychedelic, electronic, entropy circus